How to create classic potted topiary
4 large terracotta pots
Slow-Release Plant Food Fertilizer
4 – box trees in different topiary shapes, real or faux
Most topiary from a garden center or nursery will come in a plastic
container. We think that isn’t very
decorative or nice looking so we recommend our Italian Terracotta Standard or
European Style Pottery. If you look on
our website you will see both styles, come in many sizes and are shipped
directly to us from the Italian factory.
This is not a cheap, easily damaged terracotta clay. Each of these pots is fired in a gas kiln
making the color even, sun-backed, and stunning.
The clean lines of the topiary are matched by the simplicity
of the terracotta pots. Since the eye is
drawn to the outlines of the box plants, decorated or colorful pots would be a
Fill the bottom of the planter with bark chips. This keeps the potting mix from coming out
and the water able to run off. You want
to keep the drain hole free and clear for good drainage but not totally open so
the soil runs out.
Remove the tree from the nursery pot and place it in the
terracotta container surrounding it with potting mix. Push down the side so there are no large air
pockets. Scatter the fertilizer over the
top and then finish off with more bark chips.
Water well and position in sun or partial shade.
***Plant anytime of year!